Birth : 1954, Shawinigan, Canada

Master Academician (AIBAQ) 

Honorary Member (IAF) President 2004-05-06 

Master Pastel Artist (PSEC)

 

SUBJECTS:

Human being: portrait, figure, nude figure, symbolism.

 

STYLE:

Inspired by the academic art in France – XIXth century

 

TECHNICAL:

French half paste («demi-pâte française») - using only extra fine and solid pigments.

Medium: Homemade with mastic and dammar resins, cooked linseed oil and stand oil.

Canvas: Fine linen or polyester.

 

TEACHING:

Portrait International Academy (owner)

Laval Academy of Fine Arts

Lectures & demonstrations

 

GALLERIES:

Portrait International, Fine Arts Gallery (owner) Quebec, Canada

SI Fine Arts, NY

Galerie Le Pepin d’Art, Laval, Quebec, Canada.

 

STUDIES (mostly self-taught):

1972-1974: College studies in visual arts, CEGEP of Trois-Rivières 

1967-1972: Classical secondary school, Sainte-Marie Seminary of Shawinigan

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

National Assembly of Quebec, (Portrait of Mrs Louise Harel)

Archdiocese of Quebec (Portrait of Mgr Maurice Couture)

Quebec City Hall (9 Mayors portraits)

Sainte-Marie Seminary of Shawinigan (8 DG portraits)

 

EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS

5 solo exhibitions since 1974.

Many awards in group exhibition.

Honorable mention, Salon international 2011

Jury’s Top Fifty, Salon international 2004

 

 

QUEBEC :

Galerie Le Pépin d’Art, Laval

Founder-director of the virtual art gallery INTERNATIONAL PORTRAIT, Quebec 

 

ABROAD :

Artworks of Denis Jacques shown in galleries in Toronto ON, New York NY, San Francisco CA, San Antonio TX, Boca Raton FL, Chicago Il.